Christmas is one of the dizziest times of the year.
Basically most years, other than this one, I have raced about until midnight Christmas Eve like Henny Penny proclaiming the sky is falling searching for gifts. Rather than focussing on the people and the time with them and the act of giving and doing. And I only say other than this one because this year I haven’t left it all to the final hour. Though it sure is starting to feel like it 🙊🙊
I digress! A lot.
Photos. Of the Christmas variety…
I don’t particularly recall official photos at Christmas as a family, unless we went to my grandparents or family members place and we all had them. We probably did and if my mum or dad reads this I could be in trouble 😂🙈 When I met the chap started taking a photo on Christmas Day each year. Usually in the nice things we’re wearing that day. When we take it depends on where we are and what’s happening.
And now we are 3 we still do that. And I’ve taken photos of E each year to put on family cards. Except this year (sorry guys!! She didn’t want to dress up so we did a quick one and I’m not sure it’ll be done in time 🙊).
And each year with E I’ve taken photos to capture the memories…lead up, decorating the tree, making cookies, playing with her tree and of course on the day. The DSLR until she became very mobile and active. All just snaps really. Only 1 or 2 setup shots when she was a baby. For those family Christmas cards I mentioned. This year though for the first time though we’re taking E to see Santa. And get a photo. Cause we’re lucky enough to be going going to Westfield with Chantelle (aka Fat Mum Slim). Yay!!!! Excited much?!?! Yay!! Did I say that?
So I’m wondering, what you all do about photos each year? Are they formal or family snapshots? Or do you just take snaps leading up to Christmas, putting up the tree and Christmas morning?
And if you do official, what do you clothe yourself and your children in? Do you have to be all fancified and christmassy for your pics??? I’m uber curious about you all. And also, what the heck do you do if your child bursts into tears?! Visiting Santa?
A lot of people are talking ‘official photos’ and matching outfits. I’m not even sure I’d know how. I’m not good with fancy. I so wish I was. So regretting right now that I didn’t order that Christmas headband I was going to get 🙈
So photos, capturing memories, enjoying it all and getting things done…all occupying my thoughts at the moment.
And sharing the lead up with this little. And cleaning out my camera roll on the phone to fit it all in. My phone may crack it soon there are so many shots on there. Oh and that teensy, tiny problem with the advent calendar of course. That one where I didn’t use strong enough tape on my parcels or envelopes and some of them have popped open. I sooo knew I should have spent time learning how to origami envelopes!!
Let me know about how you capture your Christmas. In fact I insist. I’m dying to know. And maybe you can give this Santa visiting newbie some tips. And maybe put together something I can wear? Because I’m having clothes anxiety.
Hope you’re all enjoying the lead up to Christmas. I am. I really am 😀 I’m sure you’ll hear from me a lot till then! xx